We are really going to miss the friendship of Henry Butler Music. May he rest in peace. We thought you might appreciate these words from Henry from the liner notes of the first of his three albums we released. He passed away quietly and peacefully this week after a fight with cancer. Click on a panel to enlarge. And here is “Orleans Inspiration” a song he recorded several times. There is also a Henry Butler playlist with many, many gems on our Youtube channel.
It’s International Jazz Day and we have once in a tricentennial offers from our artists straight from where Jazz was born, New Orleans! Visit our online shop. We are New Orleans Music.
From the Making It With Chris G podcast:
“For the past 20 Years, Basin Street Records has brought the sounds of New Orleans to the world. In this episode it’s founder and owner, Mark Samuels, shares his journey, stories, and lessons of running an independent record label. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did!”
On the 20th anniversary of our first recording, Billboard takes a look at our first 20 years. The inception, the hurdles, and the future.
The Cutting Edge Music and Business Conference is honoring our president, Mark Samuels, with a lifetime achievement award during their 25th conference on August 24th, 2017 at the Little Gem Saloon at 7:30p.
During an interview with MezRay Tours while they were in town for Jazzfest, Mark actually traces the beginning of the label to Wynton Marsalis, Ben Franklin High School and the Cutting Edge Music and Business Conference.
Listen to that interview here >
We are kicking off our 20th Anniversary at the beautifully renovated and musically historic Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Doors at 7p. Show at 8:30p. Music non-stop upstairs and downstairs. Get your tickets right now HERE (you know it will sell out).
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet (8:30p downstairs)
The Battle: Kermit Ruffins v. Irvin Mayfield (9:15p downstairs)
Basin Street Supergroup (10p upstairs)
Dr. Michael White Quartet (10:45p downstairs)
Davell Crawford & One Foot In The Blues (11:30p upstairs)
Come visit New Orleans!
CHECK THIS OUT! THAT NIGHT YOU CAN FIND THE LIVE STREAM OF THE FESTIVITIES AND THE SHOW RIGHT HERE OR AT www.Facebook.com/BasinStreetRecords
Go like the page now so you’re more likely to get reminders of that live event and others we may broadcast.
Come visit New Orleans!
Our artists at French Quarter Fest:
Thursday, April 6th Dr.Michael White
Saturday, April 8th Kermit Ruffins
Sunday, April 9th Bill Summers, Jeremy Davenport
Our artists at Jazzfest:
Friday April 28 Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers
Saturday April 29th Jon Cleary, Rebirth Brass Band
Thursday May 4th A Salute to Louis Armstrong feat. Nicholas Payton, James Andrews and Dr. White, Irvin Mayfield, Torkestra: The Great American Songbook ft. Germaine Bazzle, Kermit Ruffins, Clint Johnson and more
Friday May 5th Davell Crawford, Jason Marsalis
Saturday May 6th Dr Michael White with Original Liberty Jazz band feat. Thais Clark, Jeremy Davenport, Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band, The New Orleans Groove Masters feat. Herlin Riley, Shannon Powell and Jason Marsalis
Sunday May 7th Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Bill Summers’ Jazalsa
DON’T MISS Basin Street Records’ 20th Anniversary Kickoff at Little Gem Saloon on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7p. Tickets available now. Click HERE.
Carnival season is upon us. Mardi Gras Day is February 28. Got your music?
You need Nothing But A Party: Basin Street Records’ New Orleans Mardi Gras Collection. It’s 13 tunes from 7 of our artists. Four of them are Grammy nominees. Three are Grammy winners. Available everywhere cool music is sold.